Study of 'Kalabshe Small Temple'
English School, 19th century
Dimensions: 20 x 26 cm
Framed Dimensions: 34.7 x 40 cm
Titled 'Kalabshe Small Temple' and dated '14 Jany 1861', bottom left-hand corner.
Study from the sketchbook, 'Sketches in the East', of 'J.D.T', an as yet unidentified English watercolour artist. The small temple depicted here no doubt formed part of the temple complex of Kalabsha which included the largest free standing temple of Egyptian Nubia, the Temple of Mandulis. The monuments of Old Kalabsha, in Greek Talmis, were moved to a promontory now known as New Kalabsha as a result of the threat of flooding by the rising waters of Lake Nasser.